One Chicago juvenile was arrested and two released following an attempted armed robbery of an Oak Park resident in the 600 block of Clarence Avenue at 6:46 p.m., Jan 8. While out walking, the victim was knocked to the ground by three juveniles, one of whom pointed a black handgun at the victim.

All three offenders fled after the victim started kicking and screaming. After a short foot chase, Oak Park police officers took two offenders into custody in the 700 block of Gunderson Avenue. Another juvenile was taken into custody in the 700 block of South Elmwood Avenue after he dropped a black handgun, which was found to be a BB gun.

The victim was able to identify the offender found with the gun, who was charged with aggravated assault and battery. The other two offenders were released without charge after the victim was unable to identify them.

Domestic battery and kidnapping arrest

  • Kendall R. Parker, of Bellwood, was arrested at 12:14 p.m., Jan. 8 in the 300 block of North Austin Boulevard after being identified as the offender in several domestic violence incidents involving a female Oak Park resident. According to the police report, Parker allegedly hit the victim with a metal stand on Dec. 3 then choked and beat her with closed fists. He reportedly struck and choked the victim again on Jan. 7 and then forced her to drive with him, threatening to beat and shoot her if she did not go with him. The victim was able to escape and reported him to the police. Parker was identified by the victim Jan. 8 after police accompanied her to her residence, where Parker was located. The 24-year-old has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated domestic battery, one felony count of kidnapping with a firearm, two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery and one misdemeanor count of interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

Armed robbery

  • Two men, both armed, robbed an Oak Park resident after hitting him in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground at 8:43 p.m., Jan. 4 in the 200 block of South Oak Park Avenue; the offenders went through the victim’s pockets, taking his cell phone and a gold chain from his neck, then followed the victim to his apartment where cash was handed over. The estimated loss is $2,200. The first offender is described as a Black male, about 6 feet 2 with a thin build, last seen wearing all black. Police describe the second as a Black male, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 8 with a thin build and wearing all black.

Armed robbery arrest

  • An Oak Park resident was robbed by two teenage boys, one of whom pointed a handgun at the victim while the other took the vehicle keys out of the victim’s pocket, at 10:32 p.m., Jan. 4 in the 500 block of South Cuyler Avenue. The two offenders fled the scene in the victim’s gray Hyundai Sonata, which was recovered a short time later by Oak Park police after having been involved in a traffic accident in the 600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue. Two Chicago males were arrested at the scene of the crash at 11:18 p.m., Jan. 4 and taken into custody, where they were charged with armed robbery.

Aggravated carjacking

While sitting in her car, an Oak Park resident was ordered out of her white 2011 BMW at gunpoint by a man who exited a black sedan before approaching the victim in the 800 block of Washington Boulevard at 3:28 p.m., Jan. 5. When the victim complied, the offender snatched the victim’s white iPhone XR out of her hands and then fled in her vehicle, traveling westbound on Washington Boulevard. A second offender followed in the black sedan. The estimated loss is $12,800.

Chicago police recovered the BMW in the 3100 block of West Polk Street, Chicago at 10:22 p.m., Jan. 5.

Attempted robbery

  • An Oak Park resident was saved from an armed robbery after a witness saw through her window two offenders approach the victim from behind and knock the victim to the ground; as the offenders were searching for the victim’s keys, the witness yelled at both offenders, causing the two to flee the scene at 4:56 p.m., Jan 8 in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft

  • A running and unattended black 2008 Lexus ES 350 with a purple bumper sticker was removed from the 6200 block of Roosevelt Road at about 5:30 p.m., Jan. 4. The estimated loss is $9,000.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports through Jan. 4 to Jan. 10 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s help in making an arrest.

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